John Thomas Readford
Just missed the century. The death has occurred of Mr. John Thomas Readford, of Sunnybank, at the age of 99. A solicitor, he was born at Warren, N.S.W., in 1853, and at one time was Mayor of Bourke, N.S.W. Before his retirement, he practised for many years at Kyogle, on the Northern Rivers. He represented N.S.W. at cricket against England. He was also a keen follower of the turf and was connected with horse-racing in the early part of the century. He lived with his daughter, Mrs. G. L Thompson, at Newber Street, Sunnybank.
Source: Brisbane Telegraph 26 Feb 1953
29. Alexander William Miller
DEATH OF MR. A. W. MILLER.
The death of Mr. Alexander W. Miller, of Gilgandra, occurred on Saturday evening at his residence, "Ashfield." The deceased gentleman was one of the best known citizens of the town, and was 61 years of age. The cause of death was pneumonia. For nine years he was a member of the Ashfield (Sydney) Municipal Council, filling the Mayoral chair for three years--1903, 1904 and 1905. Coming to Gilgandra five years ago he has since been closely identified with the growth of the town, and quite recently was elected to the Shire Council. He leaves a widow (who was a daughter of the late Mrs. Morris) and seven children, all of whom were present when death came. There are three sons (Sydney, Percy and Haldon), the daughters being Mrs. McAlary, Mrs. Atkinson, Misses Pearl and Myrtle Miller. The funeral on Sunday was the largest ever seen in Gilgandra, being attended by representatives of the various lodges, the Town Band, and the Shire Council.
Source: The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate 3 Dec 1912
Mrs. Jane Miller, widow of the late Mr. Alexander William Miller, of Gilgandra died at Bellevue Hill, Sydney, on Boxing Day in her 75th. year. Her remains will be taken to Gilgandra and there interred by the side of her husband in the Church of England Cemetery to-day.
Source: National Advocate 29 Dec 1925
106. Augustus Haldane Miller
Lived in Gilgandra
SOPHIA ARGUE, maiden name Sophia Miller, 8 months away from her home is requested to come home and look after her four neglected children. I will not be responsible for any DEBTS contracted by the said Sophia Argue.
ROBERT ARGUEYoung street Redfern
Source: The SMH 16 Jly 1887
Robert divorced Sophia in 1895. Robert claimed adultery and Sophia claimed cruelty.
Thomas Patrick Wild
MR. THOMAS PATRICK WILD
The death occurred recently at the residence of his daughter Mrs. William Cluff, of Croydon Park, of Mr, Thomas Patrick Wild, aged 80 years. Deceased was one of the oldest and best known residents of the Mudgee district. He was born at Obenon, near Bathurst, and went to the Mudgee district shortly after he was married in 1890. He was the proprietor of a bullock team which he regularly drove between Mudgee and Tonderburine Station, near Gulargambone. In 1900 he took over the Tooraweenah Hotel which he conducted for three years. He then went to Coolah and for about twelve months conducted an hotel at that town. Following that he was proprietor of the old Contingent Hotel, which stood on the site of the Junction, near Mudgee, of the Gulgong and Wilbetree Roads. Since then he spent 19 years at Kandos, and during nine of those years he conducted a butcher's shop. During the past few years his health had not been at all satisfactory, and his passing was not unexpected. His wife predeceased him five years ago. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. The remains were conveyed from Sydney to Mudgee, and interred in the Catholic portion of the Mudgee cemetery. Rev. Father Cass officiated at the grave side.
Source: Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh 22 Jan 1942
39. Edward G Power
MR. EDWARD POWER DEATH AT 81 PASSING OF LITHG0WITE
Mr. Edward Power, who died at Lithgow hospital late on Saturday night at the age of 81, was a well-known and popular resident of Lithgow. He had lived in the 'district 'for the greater part of his life. Mr. Power was born near, Rydal, and as a young man lived in the Lithgow area; afterwards he spent some years at Katoomba, and subsequently went to the North Coast and Newcastle. He returned to Lithgow 34 years ago, and had lived here ever since. He was engaged at Hermitage colliery for 31 years, and retired about two years ago. His wife predeceased him by 24 years. Three sons and five daughters survive. Members of the family are Messrs: Henry (Bent-street), John (Queanbeyan) and Percy Power (Glebe) ; and Mesdames S. Griffiths (Hassan-street), J. Evans (Mortis Estate), H. Bedford (Wollongong),. M.Hampson (Croydon) and G. Evans (Queanbeyan). . The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, when there was a large number of mourners, representing practically every section of the community. A service was conducted at St. Patrick's Church by the Rev. Father P. J. Whelan, who also officiated at the graveside in the Catholic portion of Bowenfels cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. G. Burgess, J. Elliott, J. Hunt and J. Francis.
Source: Lithgow Mercury 28 Aug 1939
132. Edward Henry Power
Suffocated by gas fumes while working in South Clifton pit.
139. Harry Power
Death Of Mr. H. Power
- A prominent sporting figure in his younger days, and one of the beet wicket keepers in the district, Mr. Harry Power, passed away in the Lithgow hospital early this morning aged 57. , Although the late Mr. Power had been in ill health for the past 12 months he had only entered hospital last Sunday. Born at Capertee, he came to Lithgow. as a boy with his parents, who were pioneers of the Capertee district. He was educated at Lithgow and started work as a junior clerk at the Hermitage Colliery when 14 years of age. He maintained his association with this company until the time of his death, having more than 40 years service, during which he devoted much time to the welfare of the firm. A keen sportsman in his younger days, the late Mr. Power was renowned for his cricketing ability, being a first class keeper. He also played Rugby League and later in life took an interest in golf. A foundation member of the Hospital Greyhound Coursing Club, he was also a member of Lodge Lithgow Kilwinning No. 314, the Independent Order of Oddfellows and the Workmen's Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emily Power (Lithgow), two brothers, Perce and John, Clara (Mrs. J. Evans, Lithgow), Maude (Mrs. E. V. Griffiths, Sydney), Elsie (Mrs. J. Kelly, Wollongong) and Nelly (Mrs. G. Ewer, Sydney) , to whom deepest sympathy is extended. The funeral is set down for tomorrow morning after a service at St. Paul's Church of England at 8,30, cremation to take place at Rooltwood. A Lodge of Sorrow will be held in the Masonic Hall, Mort street at eight o'clock tomorrow morning, Messrs. J. Mills. and Sons are in charge of arrangements.
Source: Lithgow Mercury 15 Jly 1954
140. Alfred Power
TWO LITHGOW DEATHS YOUNG -RESIDENT'S UNTIMELY END
LATE MR. ALFRED POWER
Deep regret was expressed in Lithgow yesterday at the untimely death of Mr. Alfred Power, which occurred in the hospital on Monday night after a particularly painful illness. "Dock," as he was, familiarly known, was in his customary good health until about three weeks, ago, when blood poisoning, the primary cause of which is stated to have been an injury to his foot, caused his admission to the hospital. After a trying time, He appeared to be making good progress when there was a sudden collapse and he died within a few minutes. Only 30 years of age, and survived by a widow and two young children, his early demise will be regretted by a wide circle of friends, whose sympathy will go forward not only to the widow and children, but to his father (Mr. Edward: Power) and brothers and sisters, all of whom, having resided here for many years, are well known in Lithgow. The deceased was of a kindly and cheerful disposition and in former years was a keen member of the old. Pottery football club. A poignant feature is the fact that his youngest brother, Mr; J. V. Power, who was to have been married last Saturday, is at present in inmate of Queanbeyan hospital, where he was recently operated on for appendicitis. Fortunately, he is making a splendid recovery. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, interment being made in the Anglican portion of the general cemetery. Rev. R. A. Pollard, officiated at the graveside and the cortege was largely atended; especially by members of the Miner's Federation.
Source: Lithgow Mercury 19 Nov 1930